Greece is known for its delicious food, healthy dishes and lots of salads. One of the dishes you can usually find on the tavern menu, under “salads”, is the “dakos”. It is a traditional salad, from the island of Crete. But do not worry, you can now also find it all over Greece!

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“Énan moussaká, parakaló” This is how Omilo students attending Greek courses in Greece order one of their favorite Greek dishes. When you visit Greece, you will definitely enjoy Greek cuisine and Greek food culture. Moussakas is the symbol of Greek cuisine, a dish you can find in most taverns in any season. Learn its history and try to cook a delicious moussaka, following our recipe.
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“Come on, buy the original loukoumi of Syros”: This is what white-dressed loukoumatzídes (=loukoumi sellers) usually shout when entering the ferry at the port of Syros, while carrying their big baskets with their products.

Omilo students attending a Greek course on the island of Syros usually take the opportunity to taste the traditional sweets of the island: loukoumia and halvadopites.
In the capital Ermoupolis you can see many shops selling these delicacies; you can enjoy those little sweets along with your Greek coffee, or as a small treat with a glass of water.

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Greece might be a “coffee country” and not so known for tea, but did you know that there are different types of Greek herbal teas?
They have plenty of health benefits and are associated with staying at home and keeping warm during the cold winter months, so now we have a perfect chance to learn more about them, and enjoy the Greek herbal teas during the “lockdown Christmas Season”!

Teas are also seen mainly as a pleasant alternative to coffee that tastes nice and soothes the mind and body after a stressful day. Lees meer

During the month of December Greeks are looking forward to buy, bake, eat or treat the typical Christmas sweets.
One of the typical Christmas cookies you can find in every bakery, patisserie or household, are the “melomakarona”.
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It is nearly Christmas and preparations have begun. We decorate our house, and we buy or make sweets. During the Christmas Holiday Season, there are two kinds of cookies you can buy or taste all over Greece: melomakarona and kourabiedes. Maybe you would like to bake those delicious cookies yourself, and get into a Greek Christmas mood?
Below you will find our recipe for baking “kourabiedes”.

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Now that the autumn season has started, temperatures go down and along with that, light summer dishes switch to warm winter recipes.
The Greek kitchen has amazing salads, fish, and seafood for hot days, but when it is getting colder, Greek people prefer oven dishes, warm soups, and meat.

In contradiction to what you might think, cooking a Greek dish does not always have to be complicated.

Today we will teach you a great example of a simple and tasty dish, which you can prepare on a colder day: “Giouvarlakia”…..or Greek Meatball Soup!
In other words, we will prepare meatballs with egg-lemon sauce. The ingredients are simple and it does not take much more than half an hour to prepare.

Although this Greek dish is not categorized as “a soup”, actually that’s what it is.

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Every summer since 2005, Omilo organizes Greek Language and Culture Courses on Syros, one of the Cyclades Islands. Located close to each other, their beautiful landscapes, bright Aegean sun, clean blue waters and cosmopolitan vibes make them an ideal summer destination. To top this off, the local cuisine of Cyclades is very versatile and delicious. Keen to find out more? Keep reading – and next time you visit Syros you’ll have more confidence ordering from the menu at the taverna!

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Being a natural product, herbs have been used since Ancient times in Greece. The variety of herbs and spices in the Greek countryside gave the Ancient Greeks the ingredients to flavor their food, as well as the possibility to cure people. This reflected in the famous quote of Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), physician and the father of medicine: “Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food”.
Click on the button above to read the text in Greek and listen to the Audio text for the correct pronunciation.
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In Greece, we cook many times pulses. Lentils are one of the most popular and we usually prepare them as soup. It is an easy, tasty and a rather fast dish.  And important as well, also very healthy.
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